She went from having a hit blog, to landing a book deal and now Tracy McMillan’s single camera comedy, “Why You’re Not Married,” was picked up by ABC, according to Deadline.com. Dreamworks will produce the show along with ABC Studios. The comedy explores the current state of modern American love — especially the dynamic between the millions of attractive chicks between the ages of 25 and 45 who want to be married… and the men who seemingly refuse to commit to them.

McMillan is known for her series credits on “Mad Men” and “The United States of Tara.” “Why You’re Not Married,” originated from a blog post McMillan did in February where she stated the reasons why women were still single. These reasons included:

1) You’re a Bitch
2) You’re Shallow
3) You’re a Slut
4) You’re a Liar
5) You’re Selfish
6) You’re Not Good Enough.

It became an instant viral hit (no surprise there) and caught the interest of book publisher Random House. Why You’re Not Married…Yet: How To Stop Acting Like a Bitch And Start Getting Hitched will be released on May 29, 2012.

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  1. The Tip

    Here’s another reason why a lot of you sisters are not being wifed up as told by J.J Smith

    “Black Men Don’t See Many of the Qualities That They So Much Admire in Their Mothers and Grandmothers: To say it’s just a shortage of black men is only a small part of the problem, but as Black women we have to re-evaluate who we are and who we’ve become today. Black men don’t see the strong, quiet strength of their mothers and grandmothers; neither the homemaking/cooking skills either. In my book Why I Love Men, I have a section called “Never Underestimate the Relationship Between a Man and His Mother” that discusses this further. A wise woman understands the precious bond between a man and his mother. You’re not going to change it nor would you want to. A mother is very proud of her son, especially if he’s a good man. His mother values him. His mom and grandmother has loved him unconditionally all his life, and well, you, not so long. If you want a smooth relationship with a Black man, be sure you understand WHY he loves his mom so much and it will help you build a stronger relationship with him. And, if you don’t know why he admires and loves his mom so much, ask him. In fact, a huge red flag for me is when a guy doesn’t have any relationship with his mother, and she is still living. Or if he speaks to his mother in a disrespectful or harsh manner, he will likely treat you the same way. “

    • damidwif

      so, uh, he can marry his mom. in the mean time…

    • The Tip

      Typical ignorant classless response. Answer this damidwif, If a woman who was raised by a good father who treated her like a Princess is allowed to wish for a man who “treats me like my father did”….. then please tell me why can’t a man expect a woman to treat him as good as his mother and or grandmother did? ………….

      It’s ignorant responses like the one left by damidwif that makes so many black women look like certified bad options for marriage. Girlfriend and booty buddy…….. YES. Wife and mother to my children……. N to the O with hell on top.

      Yall sister have to do better……

    • damidwif

      im not sure you realize that the role of a wife/partner and a mother/ grandmother is different. and since it seems that you dont, and i suppose you represent all black men, then it’s obvious what the problem is. and as far as i know, a wife needs to be good enough to fuck, too. as far as the homemaking is concerned, i have kids that i already mother. i dont need another. so get in where you fit in. oooooh, im sorry i make all black women look like bad options for marriage…being that i already cook, clean, converse, think, and fuck pretty well. my problem? i dont want to get married. so maybe you better check up on someone else and try to bash them.

  2. The Tip

    Here is one more quote from J.J. Smith. She pretty much states it better than I can………

    Look at the “Woman in the Mirror”: If you look at the way the media portrays this issue, it seems like the obvious question is “what’s wrong with the Black men and why aren’t they available for Black women?” but we can’t entirely blame Black men and we shouldn’t let Black women off the hook either. Earlier I said that a “datable” Black man is one that is not behind bars, gay, or with other races. But women should also ask themselves are they “datable” or better yet, do they know what makes a woman “datable” to a man? It’s easy to pass blame onto Black men, but for me, I believe in taking personal accountability for my challenges in life. In my 20s I had horrible dating experiences and attracted men that were all wrong for me. So, I decided to get off my butt and make some changes to my “exterior” and “interior” to attract the type of men that I desired. I realized that it’s our EXTERIOR that gets a man’s attention (smile, look, personality, non-bitchy attitude, confidence and overall attractiveness) and our INTERIOR (our love for God, family, friends, being honest, supportive, respectful, emotionally stable, goal-oriented) that keeps a man coming back for more. As a single, successful black woman, I went from 0 dates to many dates by making some changes to my “exterior” AND “interior” to meet, date and marry quality black men. In my book, Why I Love Men: The Joys of Dating, I describe the 8 steps of my beauty transformation (with before and after pics) that allowed to maximize my physical features without cosmetic surgery.

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